A&M International Students Must Purchase Parking Permit

Texas A&M International University students who will attend classes at the University during the Spring 1997 semester must purchase a Spring Semester Student Parking Permit if they will park a private vehicle on A&M International's north Laredo campus.

Private vehicles parked on Texas A&M International University's north Laredo campus that do not display a Spring Semester Parking Permit will be ticketed beginning Friday, January 17, said A&M International's Chief of Police Harry W. Stege. Spring semester courses at the University begin January 13.

Penalty for a first citation is $10, and vehicles without valid parking permits may also be towed and impounded at the owner's expense.

Spring Semester Parking Permits are available from the University Police Department located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building, Lower Level Room 002.

In order to obtain a parking permit, University students must have a receipt from the Business Office showing parking permit fees have been paid.

Student parking fees are $10 per long semester and $10 for summer. Motorcycle parking fees are $5 per semester.

A&M International parking fees were set by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, not by the University, explained Chief Stege.

"While it may be irritating to have to pay for parking, the cost for parking at A&M International is less than at any other University in the A&M System, and much less than at other universities across the country," he said.

New students who purchase a Parking Permit will be issued a Spring Semester hang-tag style Parking Permit.

Continuing students who were issued a hang-tag style Parking Permit last semester should take their Fall Parking Permit to the University Police Department office for revalidation. Students must have a receipt from the Business Office to have their Fall Parking Permit revalidated for Spring.

Spring Semester Student Parking Permits will be valid through May 31, 1997.

For more information on Spring Semester Parking Permits, call the University Police Department at 326-2100.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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